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  • n  the temporal property of being very short
  • n  the attribute of being brief or fleeting

  • NASA scientists insist that given the briefness and the danger of the flybys, Astro-1 could actually end up gleaning more information about Halley's than the probes do.
  • But the briefness of the trip probably worked to Castro's benefit.
  • The occupation of French North Africa had been accomplished with Blitzkrieg briefness, utilizing expert coordination of planes, ships, tanks, trucks, guns and courageous men.
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  • The Bill O'Brien Era: The Lowlights
    Bill O'Brien's tenure as Penn State head coach was 44 years less than his predecessor. Despite its briefness, the O'Brien era was an eventful two years that offered many memorable moments.
    Jan. 7, 2014 -

  • Kirk Cameron in Entertainment Weekly
    At a time like this, we are all reminded of the briefness of life and the importance of being ready for our eternal destination,Cameron said in a statement. "My prayers will continue to be with Andrew's family."
  • Ryan Newman in Nascar
    It just increases the intensity of the excitement,Newman said. "It's still exciting either way otherwise the fans wouldn't come and see it but the intensity of the excitement and I think that's due to the briefness of the last segment. I...
  • William Shatner in USA Today
    Shatner, who has three daughters and three grandchildren, says, "I'm aware of the briefness of the rest of my life, so I think in terms of what I'm doing now."

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